25 May , 10:15–11:30
Business Dialogue
Pavilion H, Conference Hall H23

Relations between Russia and Greece date back centuries and are distinguished by numerous political, economic, cultural, and religious ties. An active political dialogue at the highest level creates conditions for the rapid development of economic ties. Interregional cooperation is becoming a key factor in the process of strengthening trade and economic ties as well as industrial cooperation. At present, business is also working on creating an agenda by actively helping to stabilize the situation and normalize economic cooperation, which certainly plays a significant role in the success of the ongoing dialogue.
What new tools should be used to develop relations between our countries on a mutually beneficial basis? What segments of the Greek market are of interest to Russian companies? What prospects exist for cooperation in such areas as high technologies, maritime tourism, the establishment of joint ventures in Greece and in Russia, and the strengthening of bilateral pilgrimage ties?

Dimitrios Velanis, Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic; Coordinator, Intergovernmental Commission

Oleg Dubnov, Vice President, Executive Director, Cluster of Energy Efficient Technologies, Skolkovo Foundation
Georgy Kalamanov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
George Katrougkalos, Alternate Minister for European Affairs of the Hellenic Republic; Co-chairman of the Intergovernmental Commission
Anastasios Tzikas, President of the Board of Directors, Thessaloniki International Fair Helexpo SA
Yiorgos Tsipras, Secretary General for International Economic Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic

Front row participants
Dimitris Bakolas, President, Hellenic-Russian Chamber of Commerce
Pavel Skurikhin, President, National Union of Grain Producers